Event Type:

Probability Seminar

Date/Time:

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 07:00

Location:

Kidder 350

Guest Speaker:

Chris Orum

Abstract:

I will discuss the Fisher-Kolmogorov equation (a nonlinear, reaction-diffusion equation) and present a simple probabilistic argument using branching Brownian motion and Jensen's inequality that shows how its solutions may blow up in finite time.